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  • 1. Quotes from famous golfers
  • 2. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day is plenty. Walter Hagan 1892-1969 1st American to win the British Open-1922 There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.
  • 3. It’s nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time, but it took me many years to realize it. ~ ~ ~ Bobby Jones
  • 4. Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half- inch course... the space between your ears. Some people think they’re concentrating when they’re merely worrying. If ever I needed an 8 foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me. The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two. Bobby Jones
  • 5. Byron Nelson
  • 6. I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games Ben Hogan
  • 7. If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork as poorly as they do a golf club, they'd starve to death. Sam Snead I shot a wild elephant in Africa 30 yards from me, and it didn’t hit the ground until it was right at my feet. I wasn’t a bit scared. But a 4 foot putt scares me to death. The only reason I played golf was so I could afford to go hunting or fishing.
  • 8. If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up. The mind messes up more shots than the body. Tommy Bolt
  • 9. The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flagstick on top. Pete Dye (He designs the only golf courses that could burn down!)
  • 10. If everybody could learn to hold his [or her] head still here wouldn’t be any golfers around still trying to break 100. Arnold Palmer What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser.
  • 11. Julius Boros By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it, try another sport Gary Player: The harder I practice the luckier I get.
  • 12. The always entertaining Chi Chi Rodriguez I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par. I don't exaggerate – I just remember big. Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off. I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English
  • 13. Lee Trevino Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course. (On his new books) The first one is called “How to Get the Most Distance Out of Your Shanks,” and the other is, “How to Take the Correct Stance on Your Fourth Putt. If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
  • 14. The older I get…the better I used to be.
  • 15. Jack Nicklaus Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best. The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face.
  • 16. Johnny Miller: Golf is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. Raymond Floyd: They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. Jim Dent: I can airmail the golf ball, but sometimes I don't put the right address on it.
  • 17. No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind. Tom Watson Golf will grow so long as it's fun.
  • 18. Ben Crenshaw: (Getting his green Masters jacket in 1984 from Seve Ballesteros) I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right. Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Love and putting are mysteries for the philosopher to solve. Both subjects are beyond golfers. Tommy Armour
  • 19. Golfers talk about John Daly’s ability to drive the ball: His driving is unbelievable. I don't go that far on my holidays. John certainly gives it a good hit, doesn't he? My Sunday best is a Wednesday afternoon compared to him. Ian Baker Finch Nick Faldo
  • 20. Tiger I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love. Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
  • 21. David Feheqty, Golfeq tuqned CommentatoqWhen CBS asked him to do on-course commentary he said, You know, I'm only 37, I still have hopes of [playing] a little better. So they told me what they were going to pay me, and I said, “You want to buy a set of clubs? " When asked why he was moving to the U.S. to work as a golf analyst: Because I've already insulted everyone in Europe.
  • 22. Some pqiceless Feheqty Quotes:That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn’t find it if it was wrapped in bacon. I am sorry Nick Faldo couldn’t be here this week. He is attending the birth of his next wife. Jim Furyk’s swing: It looks like an octopus falling out of a tree. Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff.Commenting on John Daly's pants: They're why the Hubble telescope is pointed away from the earth. With Gaqy McCoqd
  • 23. Some quotes from the fairer sex
  • 24. It's not enough just to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and let 'er fly. I played many sports, but when that golf bug hit me, it was permanent. Babe Didrickson Zaharias
  • 25. I expect to play golf until I am 90— even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a golf club from a wheel chair Babe Didrickson Zaharias The Babe is here. . . Who’s coming in second?
  • 26. Patty Berg There is nothing in this game of golf that can't be improved upon if you practice.
  • 27. Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun. If you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility. Louise Suggs
  • 28. Mickey Wright On the game of Golf: A never-ending challenge, frustrating but never dull, infuriating but satisfying.
  • 29. When you start thinking about what else you can do, you realize there’s nothing better than what we do. Meg Mallon on retirement:
  • 30. The simpler I keep things, The better I play. Nancy Lopez My swing is no uglier than Arnold Palmer’s, and it’s the same ugly swing every time.
  • 31. Payne Stewart In the end it's still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you've missed the point.
  • 32. Life is like a Round of Golf Life is like a round of golf With many a turn and twist. But the game is much too sweet and short To curse the shots you’ve missed. Sometimes you’ll hit it straight and far Sometimes the putts roll true. But each round has it’s errant shots And troubles to play through. So always swing with courage No matter what the lie. And never let the hazards Destroy the joy inside. And keep a song within your heart Give thanks that you can play. For the round is much too short and sweet To let it slip away. — Criswell Freeman